Obituaries November 15, 2012

Published on: November 15, 2012

Robert S. Griffith
Robert S. Griffith, 82, of Apollo Beach, Fla. passed away November 9, 2012. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ethel; a son, Gregg S. (Irene R.) Griffith; two daughters, Donna R. Barbarise and Beverly A. Griffith; a brother, Jim Griffith; five sisters, Nancy Strickland, Rachel (Steven) Stauder, Carolyn (Jim) Breisler, Kaye Nichols and Marion Donley; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Sun City Center Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Drive. Interment with Military Honors will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Elizabeth Rankin
Elizabeth “Bette” Rankin, 90 of Sun City Center, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Sun City Center Hospice House.

Born in Irvington, NJ, Bette was a retired Corporate Secretary who spent time in North Carolina and California before she retired to Sun City Center.

Bette was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church  and a member of the bereavement committee, before she became ill.

Bette was preceded in death by her husband Russell in 2001 and a brother Henry, October 13, 2012. Survivors include three nephews in Florida, sister-in-law Bernadeen Schaible in Florida and two cousins in Pennsylvania.

A Funeral Mass was held 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Life Path Hospice, 3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin FL 33573.

Arrangements by Sun City Center Funeral Home.


Sandra Kay Roberts
Sandra Kay Roberts, 64, of Wesley Chapel, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012. She was born on January 3, 1948, in Carroll, Iowa, to the late Byron and Esther Schlotzhauer.

She moved to Hillsborough County in 1977 and spent most of her professional life working within the insurance industry.

An icon of her family, she will be remembered for her huge heart, infectious smile, unwavering love of her family, immense appreciation of her friends, and her positive mental attitude.

Sandra is survived by her husband of 18 years, Rick Roberts; her sister Patricia (Jim) Hurlbutt; half-brothers Joseph (Barbara) Schlotzhauer, Timothy (Roxanne) Schlotzhauer, and Randy (Theresa) Merchant; sons Michael (Laura) Williams and Cory (Shirleen) Forrester; Niece Tracy  (Roger ) Pettee; grandchildren Melissa and Melanie Williams, Jordan and Joshua Forrester; great grandchildren, Alayah Williams and Dean Koeber

Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2 p.m. at the home of Joe and Barb Schlotzhauer, 218 13th St NW, Ruskin, FL 33570.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event.